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33rd Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference: “Dementia across the lifespan”


Friday, September 9, 2022

Course Description:

At this 33rd Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, we will be taking a closer look at various forms of Alzheimer’s disease as it affects individuals at different stages of the lifespan. Attendees will gain a more critical understanding of how age helps us understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in persons with Down syndrome, how research into the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease will define the next steps for treatment and prevention of autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease, what Frontotemporal dementias are and the current research into the latest treatments, a look into the merits of two different successful models of dementia care programs, understanding Limbic-predominant age-associated TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE) dementia – its prevalence, research and future direction, and examining the factors that contribute to resistance and resilience in the aging population.

Course Objectives – At completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe the latest research on diagnosis and treatment for autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease
  • Identify the merits of varying dementia care programs.
  • Distinguish the clinical syndromes associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration
  • Differentiate between LATE dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe the genetic and environmental contributors to cognitive resilience.

Course Presenters:

  • Joshua Grill, PhD, University of California, Irvine, Director, UCI MIND, Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Jim McAleer, MPA, Alzheimer’s Orange County, President/CEO
  • Deborah Levy, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter
  • Elizabeth Head, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Pathology, UC Irvine
  • Jessica Langbaum, PhD, Co-Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
  • Katherine Possin, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Memory and Aging Center
  • Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS, Chief and Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Reynolds Section of Geriatric Medicine
  • Peter Ljubenkov, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Memory and Aging Center
  • Ahmad Sajjadi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology, Pathology, University of California, Irvine
  • Prashanthi Vemuri, PhD, Professor, Radiology, Mayo Clinic

Alzheimer’s Orange County is approved to offer the following continuing education units for professionals:

  • CAMFT (BBS):  Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. AlzOC maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CAMFT CE Provider #134760.
  • BRN: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).  Alzheimer’s Orange County, Provider #CEP 14757, for 3 contact hours.
  • NHAP: Approved by the Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for 3 hours of continuing education credit – Alzheimer’s Orange County, NHAP Vendor #CEP 1776.  Course Approval Number: 1776003-8768/P.
  • RCFE: Approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) for 3 hours of continuing education credit for RCFE administrator recertification. . Course Approval Number: 147-0311-36067. Alzheimer’s Orange County, RCFE Vendor #2000147-740-2.  Core of Knowledge: Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Attendees can request refunds until August 31, 2022. No refunds will be given for any cancellations received after this date. A $25 administrative charge will apply for all cancellations. For questions or to request a refund, email or call 949.824.9475. No half-day registrations or partial CEUs will be provided.

Instructions for Requesting Accommodations for a Disability:

Alzheimer’s Orange County will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request special accommodations please call the Education Coordinator at 949.757.3724, at least two weeks prior to the event. In circumstances when courses are offered at offsite locations, accommodations will be coordinated with that site to the best of our ability.

Continuing Education Grievance Policy:

The Education Department at Alzheimer’s Orange County is dedicated to providing quality, affordable continuing education to various professionals throughout the community. In an effort to meet the needs and expectations of our constituents, there is a process in place for a course participant who has a specific concern to voice his/her complaint.

Please submit any complaints in writing (postal letter or e-mail) within seven (7) days of the education event. Any complaints submitted will be handled confidentially. Please mail the complaint to Mark Odom at the following email or postal mail address: OR Mark Odom, 2515 McCabe Way, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92614.

Please be sure to include:

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. The name of the course event
  3. The date of the course event
  4. The course presenter’s name
  5. A detailed description of the reason for the complaint
  6. The type of resolution you are expecting (this does not guarantee that a resolution will be approved)

A record of each complaint or grievance and its resolution is kept by the Education Director and reported with the CEU provider application and renewal.

Continuing Education Certificates of Completion:

A certificate of completion will be issued to participants via e-mail within 14 days of the completed evaluation being received (if all other CEU requirements are met).

Certificates will only be awarded to participants who attend for the full three-hour conference. No partial CE credit will be awarded.